The Oxford Review Blog: Evidence-based practice research briefings

Decision-making and self-control – the cost

self-control

Self-control and decision making Do you feel tired or even exhausted after making a lot of decisions or having to make important decisions and choices? It takes self-control and emotion regulation but it also comes at a cost. This could be the reason… Making decisions and choices requires a level of self-control and emotion regulation. […]

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The organisational change textbook for people who think… yes a text book!

Managing and Leading Organizational Change

The book anyone involved in organisational change, development and transformation really should read Finding a textbook about managing and leading organisational change that I would recommend is rare. Finding one that I would recommend to professional organisational development / organisational change and transformation practitioners, consultants, managers and leaders is even rarer…  Why most academic text […]

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Last month’s research briefings

Last month

Last month we sent the following research briefings to our members: Does entrepreneurial leadership impact organisational decision-making and performance? Does training managers in how to improve the health and well-being of employees make any difference? What factors lead to people to leave organisations when they have been excluded or ostracised How important is the idea […]

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Research quality – not all research is good research, but how do you tell?

Research quality

“Research says…” “Research says…”, but does it? How to tell how good a study is. Research quality is an important factor in deciding to use a study but how do you know how good a particular bit of research really is? Lots of people like quoting research. Usually the quote is vague, something like “There […]

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Why an expert produces more, with less effort and thinking – new study

Expertise

There is a central paradox at the heart of expertise: experts consistently perform better than novices, whilst at the same time they engage in less thinking and energy than novices. A core question that has intrigued psychologists for years is how can less thinking and cognitive processing produce better performance? The standard understanding about this […]

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How clients choose management consultants – what the research shows

How clients choose management consultants

How do organisations and clients choose a management consultant to work with them? What criteria and what decision-making processes organisations use to choose consultants is an important question for both organisations and consultants / consultancies. Looking at the current research provides a useful evidence-based overview of the nature of the problem faced by organisations when […]

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Last month’s research briefings

Last month's research briefings

As well as podcasts, infographics, video research briefings, a copy of the monthly review, last month we sent out the following research briefings, based on just published* research to members: What is followership and how does it work? Do personality tests predict workplace deviance? Emotion regulation abilities predict work engagement and attitudes towards work Entrepreneurs: […]

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